EmpowerMEnt is an initiative founded by former and current foster youth in GA who are working with community leaders to change the foster care system.
The nsoro Foundation cultivates a “circle of support” that nurtures and inspires emancipated foster care young adults to attend college.
The annual Celebration of Excellence, which we actively support, celebrates the achievements of Georgia youth graduating out of foster care.
Georgians for Gun Safety is a non-profit advocacy organization made up of concerned citizens working to reduce death and injuries by firearms in Georgia.
Interfaith Advocacy for Children
Through its Faith in Action program, the Interfaith Children’s Movement focuses on eight work areas that affect the well-being of all children: Poverty, Education, Health Care, Juvenile Justice, Child Care/Child Protection, Parental Nurture, Child Advocacy (Public Policy) and Immigration. Out of these work areas, ICM advocates on behalf of Georgia’s children at the services level and at the policy level by engaging faith communities in servicing the needs of children and calling for justice.
JUSTGeorgia is a statewide juvenile justice coalition of community organizations and individuals created. Its purpose is to advocate for change to Georgia’s juvenile code and the underlying social service systems to better serve Georgia’s children and promote safer communities.
The Old Fourth Ward
Learn about Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward at YOBoulevard. The Old Fourth Ward is the home of UUCA’s educational partner, Hope-Hill Elementary School. We also work with Operation P.E.A.C.E., which provides vital after school services and summer programs for children in the Old Fourth Ward. And we support the child outreach program of Big Bethel AME Church, located in downtown Atlanta.
Social Mobility—and Immobility—in Atlanta
A Harvard study shows Atlanta to be the lowest in social mobility among 50 metropolitan areas in the United States.